Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd Review

By Movable Type Admin

Review posted 4/17/2008

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Despite being only 19.8mm thick, the 8-MegaPixel FinePix Z100fd is packed with state-of-the-art technologies and features. These include a mid-range Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent to a 36mm-180mm), a high- resolution 2.7" (230k pixel) LCD with a reinforced glass coating for scratch-free durability and sensitivity settings of up to ISO 16001. The FinePix Z100fd is also the first Z-series model to feature Fujifilm's Dual Image Stabilization, which marries a mechanically stabilized CCD with high ISO sensitivities for total anti- blur protection.

The FinePix Z100fd features Fujifilm's innovative Face Detection Technology, a one-touch selectable mode that identifies up to 10 human faces in a scene. Face Detection Technology sets the correct focus for a chosen primary face and exposure for all detected faces automatically, regardless of where subjects are located within the frame. It can cope with back-lit scenes and it also comes in handy for capturing the perfect self portrait.

The FinePix Z100fd also includes a new Automatic Red Eye Removal feature that works in conjunction with Face Detection. Red eye is a common complaint given by 60% of digital camera users. The FinePix Z100fd instantly checks each detected face for red eye, and if it's found, corrects it automatically, saving the time consuming process of fixing it in your PC after the image is downloaded.

The FinePix Z100fd comes equipped with Fujifilm's innovative IrSimple technology for fast, easy wireless image transfer to any IrSimpleTM equipped device. With the FinePix Z100fd you can capture the moment, point to a similar device and share the image instantly with friends.

FinePix Z100fdfd Primary Features:

  • 8 million pixel 1/ 2.5-inch CCD image sensor
  • Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens covers an equivalent range of 36-180mm
  • Compact, lightweight and super-slim design, in 4 fashionable colors
  • Movie mode: 320x240 or 640x480 at 30fps w/sound, AVI (MOTION JPEG) format
  • Program (Auto) and 16 pre-programmed scene modes
  • Dual Image Stabilization (CCD Shift + High ISO) technology
  • Face Detection technology (with Red-eye removal)
  • 2.7-inch (approx. 230,000 pixels) Amorphous silicon TFT LCD with approx. 97% frame coverage
  • Continuous shooting at 1.4fps (top-3/final-3) or Long-period
  • 54MB internal memory, accepts optional xD/SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Powered by rechargeable NP-45 battery or optional AC power adapter AC-5VX
  • USB 2.0 connectivity for transferring images and effortless printing
  • IrSimple Infrared data transfer mode
  • Compatible with Windows PCs and Macs

The FujiFilm Z100fdfd comes in four two tone color schemes, Shell Pink, Satin Silver, Cappuccino Brown and Tuxedo Black. The camera is available now, with an MSRP of US$249.95, and ships with: Li-ion battery NP-45, Battery charger BC-45, Hand strap, USB cable, A/V cable, CD-ROM: FinePix Viewer, and Owner's Manual.

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Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z100fd

The FinePix Z100fd and a standard CD for size comparison.

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FinePix Z100fd Specifications

Number of Effective Pixels 8 million pixels
CCD Sensor 1/2.5 inch CCD
Storage Media Internal memory (approx. 54MB) /xD-Picture Card™ ( 16MB - 2 GB ) SD memory card/ SDHC memory card
File format Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2) AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound
Recording capacity with 512MB xD-Picture Card (not included) Still images: 3264x2448(F) - 130 3264x2448(N) - 259 3264x2176(3:2) - 290 2304x1728�- 515 1600x1200 - 819 640x480 - 3995 Movie: VGA (25fps) - 9.3 min. QVGA (25fps) - 14.8 min.
Recording capacity with 512MB SD Memory Card (not included) Still images: 3264x2448(F) - 126 3264x2448(N) - 251 3264x2176(3:2) - 281 2304x1728�- 499 1600x1200 - 793 640x480 - 3868 Movie: VGA (25fps) - 9 min. QVGA (25fps) - 14.3 min.
Number of Recorded Pixels 3264x2448 / 3264x2176 (3:2 format) / 2304x1728 /1,600 x 1,200 / 640 X 480 pixels
Lens Fujinon 5 x Optical zoom lens , F3.8 - F4.8
Lens Focal Length f=5.9mm - 29.5mm, Equivalent to 36-180mm on a 35mm camera
Digital Zoom Approx 5.1x (Max)
Aperture Wide Angle: F3.8 - F6.4, Telephoto: F4.8 - F8.0
Focus Distance Normal: Wide angle: Approx. 60cm/2.0 ft to infinity. Telephoto: Approx. 1m /3.3 ft to infinity Macro: Wide Angle: Approx. 9cm/3.5 in to 80cm/2.6ft. Telephoto: Approx. 30cm/1.0ft. to 80cm/2.6ft
Sensitivity Auto / Equivalent to ISO64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure mode Programmed AE
Shooting Modes Natural Light, Natural Light & with Flash, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Museum, Party, Flower, Text, Auction
Image Stabilizer CCD-shift type
Shutter speed 4sec. to 1/1000 sec. (depends on Shooting mode)
Continuous shooting Top-3 (max 1.4 frames/sec) Final-3 (max 1.4 frames/sec) Long-period
Focus Auto focus
White balance Automatic scene recognition, Preset (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light)
Self-timer Approx. 10 sec./2 sec. delay
Flash Auto flash Effective range: (ISO AUTO) Wide Angle: approx. 0.7m - 3.6m / 2.3ft - 11.8ft Telephoto: approx. 0.7m - 2.9m / 2.3ft - 9.5ft Macro: approx. 0.3m - 0.8m / 1.0ft - 2.6ft Flash mode Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro. Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro. "
LCD monitor 2.7-inch, approx. 230,000 pixels, Amorphous silicon TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage
Movie Recording 640x480 pixels, 30 frames/sec. 320x240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. with monaural sound * Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording.
Photography functions Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), Best framing, Frame No. memory, Manner mode
IR communication IrSimple™ / IrSS™
Playback functions Face Detection, Slide show, Scrap book view slide show, Trimming, Blog mode (with Image processing function), Multi-frame playback including Micro Thumbnail mode, Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice Memo
Video Output NTSC / PAL selectable
Digital input/ output USB High-speed
Power Supply NP-45 Li-ion battery (included) / CP-45 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)
Dimensions 92.0(W)x55.7(H)x19.8 (D) mm / 3.6(W)x2.2(H)x0.8(D) in. (excluding accessories and attachments)
Weight Approx. 138g/4.9oz. (excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)
Optional accessories xD-Picture Card™ : 256MB,512MB,1GB,2GB AC power adapter AC-5VX

(Specifications provided by manufacturer)

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